Whitefish Bay — Patrick DeGrave has stepped down as village manager of Whitefish Bay.
In a closed session special meeting Sunday, the Village Board considered DeGrave's resignation request before briefly adjourning to open session and giving their approval.
Village President Julie Siegel made the announcement at the Village Board's regular meeting Monday evening. Police Chief Michael Young will act as interim village manager until DeGrave's replacement is found.
"That's it for now," Siegel said. "We need to meet as a board and move that forward."
Added Trustee Carl Fuda: "I think the board will treat it with a sense of urgency."
DeGrave was hired in March 2011 to take over for longtime manager Jim Grassman. DeGrave began his public service career as as a police officer in Mount Pleasant and later became the town administrator there until 2000. He was the town administrator of Menasha from 2000 to 2001 and the Slinger village administrator from 2002 to 2006. DeGrave was the Oak Creek city administrator from 2006-2010, at which point the Oak Creek Common Council chose not to renew his contract.
DeGrave did not immediately return calls Tuesday.
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